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#9 Dream / Dan Brunn Architecture

16:00 - 19 February, 2019
#9 Dream / Dan Brunn Architecture, © Brandon Shigeta
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Road to Awe / Dan Brunn Architecture

15:00 - 9 June, 2017
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Hide Out / Dan Brunn Architecture

15:00 - 8 June, 2017
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Zig-Zag House / Dan Brunn Architecture

14:00 - 20 May, 2015
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Los Angeles, United States
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Dan Brunn, AIA, Principal - Samantha Ballard, Designer- John Ferri, AIA, Project Architect
  • Area

    450.0 sqm
  • Photographs

When Biology Inspires Architecture: An Interview with Doris Kim Sung

01:00 - 14 May, 2014
When Biology Inspires Architecture: An Interview with Doris Kim Sung , Much of dO|Su Studio Architecture's work is with Thermal-Bimetals, a laminated sheet metal material that can expand and contract at different temperatures. Image © Brandon Shigeta
Much of dO|Su Studio Architecture's work is with Thermal-Bimetals, a laminated sheet metal material that can expand and contract at different temperatures. Image © Brandon Shigeta

Material Minds, presented by ArchDaily Materials, is our new series of short interviews with architects, designers, scientists, and others who use architectural materials in innovative ways. Enjoy!

Before attending Columbia University for her Masters in Architecture, Los Angeles-based architect Doris Kim Sung took a fairly non-traditional approach to becoming an architect: she was a biologist. Naturally then, Sung’s architectural work tends to take inspiration from the biological world, particularly in the way she experiments and innovates with materials. Much of her work involves thermal bimetals, a material that expands and contracts with temperature swings; it can even act as a sun shade and ventilation system, without the need for electricity.

So where does a biologist-turned-architect draw inspiration from? We interviewed Ms. Sung to find out for ourselves -- the responses, like her work at dO|Su Architecture, are simply fascinating.

Flip Flop House / Dan Brunn Architecture

01:00 - 11 December, 2013
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ARTCUBE Exhibition / Brandon Shigeta

23:00 - 13 August, 2011
Courtesy of Brandon Shigeta
Courtesy of Brandon Shigeta

The ARTCUBE exhibition contains a novel interactive sculpture comprising photographs of the artistic processes and techniques captured by Brandon Shigeta. Stacked into random arrays forming a single cubic massing, the sculpture includes hidden signed cards and custom artwork on the surface of the postcards by artists. Perhaps qualifying the exhibit as the heaviest photographic exhibit ever, the sculpture consists of approximately 65,000 postcards of approximately 80 various images to be removed by visitors as souvenirs. More images and description of the exhibition after the break.

Hayvenhurst House / Dan Brunn Architecture

00:00 - 19 March, 2011
Hayvenhurst House / Dan Brunn Architecture, Courtesy of Dan Brunn
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Los Angeles, United States
  • Category

  • Contractor

    Merlos Construction
  • Area

    2000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2010

Update: Kanagawa Institute of Technology Workshop / Junya Ishigami

10:00 - 5 July, 2010
© Brandon Shigeta
© Brandon Shigeta

A few days ago, we introduced Junya Ishigami’s Kanagawa Institute of Technology Workshop, a lightweight studio space with an interesting interior due to 305 slender columns. Our friend, Brandon Shigeta, shared his photos with us that illustrate Ishigami’s technique of using column distribution as a space generator. Although the slender columns appear randomly distributed, the architects’ seemingly scattered order has created defined zones that subdivide the large studio workspace.

More images and more about the columns after the break.